Guest Blog Post* - Walk Jog Run

It doesn’t matter if you are traveling for business or pleasure, whether you are savoring the red cliffs of Devon or relishing in the spectacle of Bali temples - there are no excuses to belay workouts. You might fall back on excuses such as regular walking tours, but as soon as you return home, you’ll feel as if you’ve taken several gigantic steps back on your overall strength and endurance.

And the worst thing about it is that it shouldn’t have been this way. It is fairly easy to keep up your fitness regime while traveling.

The world is your playground

Picture this: You are exploring one of the magnificent woodland parks in South Devon and taking in the sights, sounds, and smells. Discovering lush new places is an exciting endeavor, but why not kill two flies with one blow while you’re at it?

You can easily turn your hike into a jaunt or a consistent jog that will shock your leg muscles out of lethargy and encourage your body to work on endurance. It can double the excitement.

Regard the world as your playground for working out. Once you adopt this way of thinking, you’ll notice that the chances for exercises spring up everywhere. A walk down a spectacular beach can easily turn into an intense running session, and most city-bound parks around the world also have communal workout spots with robust exercise equipment.

Be prepared to be prepared for anything

Still, one of the ultimate methods to keep yourself primed and ready to exercise no matter where you’re traveling is to pack the necessary equipment.

You need to pack an outfit as well as an extra pair of comfy running shoes. If you own a smartwatch, you can easily use it to your advantage during travels. One of the game-changing smartwatch benefits is the inclusion of fitness trackers and ECG monitors that can render your unplanned workouts during traveling significantly easier to gauge. You should also probably pack a reusable water bottle to keep matters more convenient.

How does this help, you might ask? It's fairly simple - luggage space is a commodity when you're traveling. Committing extra precious space in your suitcase for workout equipment means that you have to justify dragging it around. This will give you further incentive to exercise.

Choose specific exercises for traveling

Now you might feel motivated to work out. The question of where doesn’t pose an issue - there are parks, beaches, wonderful countryside, and a hotel room, all of it at your disposal. The problem you are facing now is something completely different - you don’t know where to begin.

Sure enough, cardio exercises and running is a good foundation, but that’s not enough. What you need at this moment is the comprehensible arrangement of exercises that can be done anywhere, anytime, with reasonable repeating sets. You have to make a few broad choices before the trip.

Let’s say that you can’t count on barbells or other heavy equipment. Instead, you can rely on sit-ups, step-ups, squats, push-ups, lunges, and bent leg reverse crunches. You can do these anywhere - all you need is a few square feet of your own. 

Of course, there is a plethora of exercises with similar quality and you can arrange them according to your convenience. The key is to hit as many different muscle groups as possible. 

Conclusion

At the end of the day, you have to remember one important fact: living in the moment and retaining your workout intensity are not mutually exclusive concepts while traveling.

The world is a vast place that brims with gorgeous scenery and spectacular cities, and each of them can represent a workout playground full of potential. Naturally, this also means that you can hardly find a strict blueprint for your regime while traveling, but the tips offered above provide a fairly sturdy framework to stay fit on your trips.

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